oz Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much does Oz cost?Fees are assessed on a
sliding scale rate based on family income and size. A per “bed night” fee
is established and families are asked to put down an initial deposit of 3
nights. The remaining amount can then be made in payments.
Oz will work
with families on what they can afford and will not turn a family away due
to their inability to pay.
Does Oz accept Insurance?Oz accepts Kaiser and
United Behavioral Health insurance. Please contact Oz at 858-270-8213 to
find out how to start the process of being referred to Oz from your
For those with other
insurance, Oz may be considered an “out of network” provider. The family
will be responsible for the payment, however upon completion of the
program the family can be provided with a “Super Bill” that they can
submit to their insurance for possible reimbursement.
How do I make a referral to Oz?Contact Oz at 858-270-8213
and we will assist you with the referral process.
Is Oz co-ed?Yes, both males and
females can reside in the program. Youth rooms are separated by gender and
there is 24 hour supervision.
How many teens are at Oz at one
time?Oz can house up to 10
teens at one time and will typically have between 5-8 teens.
What is the supervision like at
Oz? Supervision is provided 24
hours a day and at night bed checks are done every 10-15 minutes. Oz has a
residential supervisor staff to youth ratio of 5 to 1.
What kinds of activities do the
teens participate in while at Oz?Oz has a busy and
structured schedule that is treatment orientated. Youth engage in school studies,
enrichment activities including art, cooking, and interactive games, and
recreation which includes on-site sports activities, going to the local
park, and working out at the La Jolla Family YMCA. Youth may also be taken
off-site to go to Balboa Park to tour the museums and engage in other
local community events.